Eleven new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador

COVID-19- Dreamstime			By Connor Gunn	
		305 new COVID cases in Alberta Saturday

Fifteen additional COVID-19 deaths were reported to Alberta Health in the last 24 hours to bring the province's total as of Saturday to 1,775.

Of the five deaths reported Sunday, four occurred in the Edmonton zone, including one linked to the outbreak at Lynwood Capital Care, and one death took place in the Calgary zone.

In addition, DPH is reporting that 11 more deaths in Fayette are listed as "probable" Covid-related.

There are now 5,215 active cases in the province, down slightly over Saturday, when Alberta reported 5,271 active cases.

With no recoveries since Saturday, it means the province has 296 active cases of COVID-19. The third chart shows daily usage of intensive care hospital beds around Georgia, now at 2,634 beds occupied, or 84.9% of the total ICU beds available.

The tally of Covid-19 patients being treated Saturday in hospital beds around the state was 3,026, or 18.7% of all hospital beds in the state (see main chart above). The previous single-day record of deaths was 170 reported on January 19, 2021. The new strain of the virus, first identified in the United Kingdom, was detected in MA on January 17, said Ann Scales, spokeswoman for the department. The other seven are of the B1351 variant, first discovered in South Africa.

As of February 13, more than 145,800 doses of vaccine had been given. Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw will return for an in-person briefing on Tuesday.



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